Petronel Malan, piano
The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s
• BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture
• BEETHOVEN: Emperor Piano Concerto
• BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4
Three-time Grammy-nominated South African pianist Petronel Malan is an internationally recognized artist and recently enjoyed an unprecedented run of 30 weeks on Classic-FM’s Top-10 list with her recording of Bach transcriptions.
Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Fourth Symphony were premiered together in 1807 and reveal two very different sides of Beethoven’s character. The overture, like the mighty Fifth Symphony, is cast in C minor — a key so often associated with fate and the heroic in Beethoven’s music.
The Fourth Symphony is not the antithesis of the iconic Fifth (Schumann called it a “slender Grecian maiden between two Nordic Giants”) but a companion to it. While at times highly dramatic, the Fourth is full of wit, charm and grace.
The Emperor was composed in 1811 and represents a synthesis of styles. Bold and heroic, lyrical and tuneful, Beethoven’s final piano concerto stretches the limits of the instrument and the skill of the player with cascades of sound and dazzling virtuosity. An opening concert you won’t want to miss.
Presenter / Producer: St Matthews Music Guild
Music > Chamber Music
Event Phone: 310-573-7422
St Matthews Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Ave
Pacific Palisades CA 90272
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 10/12/2018
Single tickets: $35 ($10 students with valid I.D.) Children under 16 are free.
Call for group discounts: (310) 573-7422
Free intermission refreshments.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
.4 miles north of Sunset Blvd
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